10/20/2011 09:51 pm ET Updated Dec 20, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi Dead: Media Reports On Libya Leader's Capture, Killing (VIDEO)

The news of Muammar Gaddafi's capture and death spread like wildfire across the world on Thursday. Media outlets, world leaders and locals in Libya were among those reacting to the news.

In response to Gaddafi's death, celebrations erupted in Libya and neighboring nations. Many took to the streets to chant, cheer and wave Libya's National Transitional Council flag.

Gaddafi's whereabouts had been unknown since Tripoli fell to revolutionary forces earlier this year. Most accounts agreed he had been holed up with heavily armed supporters in Sirte. The Mediterranean coastal town was the last major bastion of resistance since his 42-year reign ended in August.

Among the reports, BBC News highlighted what may have been the former Libyan leader's last words. Gaddafi reportedly asked one fighter: "What did I do to you?"

Watch how media organizations chronicled the event at the top of this page. WARNING: This contains graphic content.